The Education and Youth Policy Analysis Unit in the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has developed the Youth Wiki to provide information and comparative analysis in the youth field across Europe, to improve understanding, foster cooperation, support policy making and increase the quality of youth projects.
Knowledge is an essential resource for the development of communities. New digital technologies challenge the critical thinking of users. On one hand, people get more data to access, on the other the selection process of reliable information becomes more difficult. Youth workers often struggle to find online information from different European countries about the national structures, policies and actions supporting young people, which could foster international cooperation in the field of Youth and peer learning activities. Moreover, at a broader level, for Member States and the European Commission, the exchange of information and perspectives are essential in the decision making process.
Youth Wiki was created to respond to these issues. It is Europe's online user-friendly and continuously updated encyclopaedia in the area of national youth policies. The platform is a comprehensive database, on eight pillars, identified in the 2010-2018 EU Youth Strategy: education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, participation, voluntary activities, social inclusion, youth and the world, and creativity and culture. As more and more countries will join, Youth Wiki will enhance the quality of youth projects across Europe.
Discover Youth Wiki here.